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Mobile Game Company TinyCo Raises $18M In Funding
Mobile Game Company TinyCo Raises $18M In Funding
February 25, 2011 | By Kris Graft

February 25, 2011 | By Kris Graft
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TinyCo, the San Francisco-based mobile game startup behind popular mobile games Tiny Chef and Tap Resort Party, has raised a hefty $18 million in series A funding, the company announced Friday.

TinyCo's Tiny Chef and Tap Resort Party have been downloaded by over 10 million iPhone users, according to the company. The 37-person firm is also developing "several" new titles for mobile.

The funding was led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which has also invested in companies including Skype, Zynga, Digg and Foursquare, among others. The firm's Marc Andreessen, who co-founded Netscape, will join TinyCo's board.

TinyCo said it's unique in that it takes "the best of what works on Facebook games (e.g. virtual currency, goods) and optimizes games with iPhone functionality in mind."

Andreessen Horowitz's Ben Horowitz said in a blog post that there is a "big 'frackin' market" for mobile gaming, and that TinyCo has shown "impressive execution" and entrepreneurship for such a young company.

He added that TinyCo is "an exceptionally well-run, profitable, 40 person company with the foundation to be one of the few large companies in the world that will be a terrific place to work for extremely talented people."


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Chris Moeller
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Wow, I've seen a lot of game companies based in San Francisco Get millions in funding lately.



Good for them, I'll have to check them out and see what it is they are doing well!

Elmo Hutchinson
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so $18mm in funding for 10mm users means $2 per user how do any of you people sleep at night knowing you're not contributing a thing to society and the only real revenue you'll ever see is going to horowitz and andressen's swimming pools and ski trips? the people who work and fund companies like this are even more pathetic and cynical than the people whose lives have been reduced to repetitive tasks disguised as games. no one will remember tinyco, and no one will remember the people who have worked at tinyco. they contribute nothing.


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